Closing 6 Stores in Kentucky: Bankrupt Retailer Forced to Sell Everything, Including the Kitchen Sink!Ash JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
Major discount retail chain to close majority of store locations in KentuckyKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Lexington's homeless population reduced by half since 2014, Mayor saysEdy ZooNewsBreak Contributor
No More BurgerFiC. HeslopNewsBreak Contributor
Discount Retailer to Close Doors on Two Stores in Lexington: All Items on SaleAsh JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
Kentucky’s anti-LGBTQ legislation exposes a rift over how much Americans trust their kids
Opponents of the legislation say calls for “parents’ rights” and to “protect children” reveal a modern American belief in childhood ignorance.
More than a dozen bills vetoed by Beshear
FRANKFORT – (KT) On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed 14 bills passed by the General Assembly before they left Frankfort for their 10-day veto recess, and which they can override when they return for the final two days of the 2023 regular session on March 29. While his veto...
First Look: Planned whiskey distillery, headquarters in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Blue Run Spirits, a Kentucky-based spirits company, has released a first look at its new whiskey distillery and headquarters in Georgetown. The facility was designed by international architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), according to a press release. The 35,000-square-foot distillery and 20,000-square-foot rickhouse will break...
The trout, the whole trout and nothing but the trout
Today, March 29, concludes my first year as editor of the Henry County Local. It’s been a pleasure and privilege to serve as editor for this newspaper. As editor, I’ve especially enjoyed reading the copy submitted by many talented contributors who write (or draw) for the Local, including the Reverend Michael Duncan, the hilarious cartoonist Maurice LaRochelle, the Ag/Extension trio of Cathy Toole, Megan McCoun and Krista Perry, the epitome of elected public servant in Sen. Adrienne Southworth, the Henry County school liaisons Melissa Blankenship and Lindsey Davie, the Henry County Review of Books tandem of John Inscore-Essick and Carden Willis, our primary freelancers in Paxton Media Group correspondent Bobbie Curd and Henry County history expert, book reviewer and all around good-deeds-doer Olivia Herrell in addition to many others who have contributed credited and non-credited copy and photos to the newspaper and hclocal.com website over the past year.
Kentucky State University Presidential Search Committee to conduct special-called meeting March 24
The Kentucky State University Presidential Search Committee will convene for a special-called meeting Friday, March 24, 2023. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. via teleconference and in-person. Zoom Link: https://kysu.zoom.us/s/92441520883. Webinar ID: 924 4152 0883. One Tap Mobile: US: +16469313860,,92441520883# or +13017158592,,92441520883#. Board of Regents Room. 2nd Floor Julian...
Scott County burglars could be armed
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) — Authorities are searching for individuals involved in a Scott County burglary. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify people involved in a northern Scott County burglary. The sheriff’s office said the individuals could be armed. They ask people to leave the subjects to the police and not to stop or attempt to apprehend the subjects.
Man charged with robbery, terroristic threatening after allegedly robbing Shelbyville store
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — A man is facing charges of robbery and touristic threatening after police say he allegedly robbed a store in Shelbyville. Shelbyville police arrested 47-year-old William Redd of Lexington this week. Police said that on March 20, around 1 p.m., they received a call about shoplifter at...
UK helps Kentuckians replace their Bradford pear trees
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Bradford pear trees are popular landscape trees throughout Kentucky due to their glossy foliage and beautiful flowers. However, experts at UK say the trees are problematic due to their weak branches, short life expectancy and invasive offspring, the Callery pear. These invasive trees have spread throughout the state, causing damage to natural habitats and pushing out native plant species.
Beshear signs recovery housing legislation
FRANKFORT, KY — Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Friday signed two bills meant to bolster the state's recovery housing facilities and ease financial burden on individuals undergoing treatment for substance use disorder. According to a release from the Governor's office, House Bill 248 sets requirements for certification, operation,...
Kentucky State Auditor reveals 'chaotic' accounting practices at Kentucky State University
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 22, 2023) – At a press conference today in Frankfort, Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon released the details of a special examination of Kentucky State University (KSU). The special examination began last April following passage of House Bill 1 during the 2022 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, which directed the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) to conduct an examination of KSU.
Gov. Beshear addresses controversial bills
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The General Assembly will return next week with some bills still hanging in the balance. Governor Beshear signed several pieces of legislation on Thursday, but others are unresolved. The General Assembly passed two high-profile pieces of legislation in the final days of the session before the...
Kentucky State to host 2023 Atwood Day Assembly
Kentucky State University will celebrate the observance of Atwood Day in remembrance of the late Rufus B. Atwood, the University’s ninth and longest-serving president, Tuesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. during its Atwood Day Assembly. Dr. Bryan D. Hale, education program specialist for the United States Department of Education...
McDonalds celebrates $379M commitment to Kentucky agriculture
Lovin’ it (or not), McDonald’s, as the United States’ largest fast food chain, purchases a significant amount of U.S. agricultural products. This year, in honor of National Agriculture Week, local McDonald’s franchisees, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, and local suppliers gathered Wednesday at a Frankfort McDonald’s restaurant to recognize the Kentucky ingredients that end up on McDonald’s menu.
First look at new distillery coming to Georgetown
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - We’re getting our first look at a new distillery coming to Georgetown. It’s designed by the same firm behind Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The renderings reveal a large winding building topped with solar panels. The multi-million dollar distillery will be in Lanes Run...
1943: Shelby woman is 1st female juror
Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. For efforts to adopt soil-saving methods on their northern Shelby County farms, the father-son team of Gene and Mark LeCompte were each named Master Conservationist by the Shelby County Soil Conservation District. Mark LeCompte owned and operated Clore Farm Equipment... The Shelby County X-treme Soccer Club under 14 girls finished second in the Oldham County indoor soccer league... Shelbyville’s Dairy Queen received a Level 1 Gold Star Award, a Level 1 Gold Coin Award and a Gold Crown Award at the chain’s Gold Star Banquet held in Louisville... Deaths: Sid Wayne Blackburn, 73; Elva Jewell Cox, 72; Learleen Gividen McNamara, 93.
KHC Honors Top Loan Officers and Lenders at 18th Annual Lender Awards
FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) recognized its top lending partners last night at the 18th Annual Lender Awards at the Galt House in Louisville. The evening event was a return to an in-person awards ceremony after two years of virtual acknowledgments. The Lender Awards allows KHC to...
Centre students trade spring break revelry for hands-on civic engagement
Students met with Kentucky elected officials in an "alternative spring break," taking an immersive look into the Kentucky State Capitol and real-world civic engagement. Centre College students of all majors opted in for a visit to Frankfort for an immersive alternative spring break trip. The visit to the Kentucky State...
Zimmerman leads the way at Klash in Kentucky
PERRY PARK, KY – The Kentucky Wesleyan Women’s Golf team exceeded expectations this weekend, improving their score by 13 strokes (351-338) on the second round to take fourth at the Klash in Kentucky, held at the Perry Park Golf Resort in Perry Park, Kentucky. Kentucky Wesleyan was led by senior Maddie Zimmerman, who golfed rounds of 82-84 to finish in…
Titans start season off strong at Shelby County meet
Collins head track and field coach George Sanderlin didn’t intend for the Titans’ first outdoor track meet to be Tuesday’s All Comers at Shelby County, but weather canceled Saturday’s meet at Christian Academy and that forced a little change of plans. “We ran more people here...
Malins Red Barn rezoning upheld by fiscal court
Last week, the Henry County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the contested county planning commission recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres at 352 Lacie Road for the Malins Red Barn agritourism enterprise. Henry County County Attorney Kassidy Dees informed the magistrates that they had three options for consideration of...
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